The stories of casting couch can be shocking and one can be left wondering what exactly is happening in and around the film industry which leaves debutantes in a helpless situation.
The Mirzya debutante Saiyami Kher opened up about her casting couch experience and said, "I've struggled and stood in queues for auditions. I know the feeling of dejection when things don't materialise. Going through auditions, awaiting my turn and meeting mean casting directors has taught me a lot. I have experienced it all before my first film."
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She further continued, "It's sad that women are often exploited in this industry. I have been in a similar situation, but I bluntly told the lady not to call me ever. It's uncomfortable when you land in such situations. It's difficult to not have a support system in this industry. I am so glad I have family here to fall back on."
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She also heaped praises on her family friends who helped her throughout the journey and said, "I started modelling at 16, all thanks to our family friend, Sushma Reddy , who said I had a decent face and I should give it a try. Before I did my first portfolio, she sat me down and lectured me on the ways of the industry. She told me that I couldn't get into drugs, alcohol or fall in love for the next 10 years. So, I had these people who guided and guarded me."
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Mirzya starring debutantes Harshvardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher is all set to hit the theatres on 7 October 2016.